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    Default Need some help from those who know SE's Please!

    Hi,

    About 4-5 weeks ago I took out a number of preferred listings using 7 keyword phrases over at Exact Seek. For a three month period to have these displayed on all SE's within the Exact Seek Network cost me $129US.

    If I didn't get any hits at least I thought it may help us gain higher rankings in the primary SE's.

    Since this time, I've been receiving absolute, way off target hits from these listings. Search terms such as 'UK travel guide', UK hotel guide', 'UK travel' and so on.

    The other day I was looking around my stats and followed a URL back to one of these SE that made up the Network that was displaying our preferred listings.

    the URL was: (please remove the x)
    xhttp://www.lookiez.com/search.php?username=bartly&keywords=travel+guide

    I follow the URL but my listing is no where to be found.

    I do a couple of searches based on my keyword phrases and my site comes up in its little box to right hand side of the page. Cool I thought.

    But it still doesn't explain why I've got the above URL in my stats.

    So I do a search just using 'Wager2win UK' the brand name that I use for the site. Sure enough I locate the above URL.

    Problem is the listing seems to be an internal link pointing to (travel+guide) but it's using 'Wager2win UK' (x2) in its discription as well as 50% of my sites meta discription at the start of its listing.

    At this point I'm really confused. So I contact the site owner of Lookiez.com and ask why my sites name & discription is being used in a listing that does not point to my site's URL.

    After receiving what I felt was a blow off, I then contact Exact Seek.

    This is an extract of the explaination I received back today. Personally I feel it's just more Hog Wash, but as I'm not a SE Guru I thought it best to ask someone here before make myself look like total clown.


    Their Response:

    What you are seeing at that position on a search for "wager2win uk" on lookiez, is a Yahoo search result that is used as backfill for Lookiez's regular results. What has happened is sometime this month Yahoo crawled the lookiez affiliate bartly's search page (likely from a travel guide search link on that person's homepage) which had the url xhttp://www.lookiez.com/search.php?username=bartly&keywords=travel+guide

    If you click on the cache link for that page in the Lookiez results you will see what the Yahoo crawler saw. In the right column of the cached Lookiez search result page, where our Featured Listings are displayed, are 3 of your ads. These ads likely showed up because of an indirect keyword match for the word "guide" which was part of the original search term through bartly's form.

    The text in the description of the listing you see when you do a search on Lookiez for "wager2win uk" is from your own ExactSeek ad, as it is the text from the page that Yahoo crawled that matched the search term "wager2win".

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    I still don't understand how my site's discription ended up being included though:

    LooKiez - Your Web Search Engine!
    Wager2win UK. The complete casino gambling guide Wager2win UK. Best casino guide to the most trusted online casinos
    xhttp://www.lookiez.com/search.php?username=bartly&keywords=travel+guide

    Any help or feedback on this is much appreciated, thank you.


    PS I've spent about an hour doing other searches but can't find any other listings that reflect the same incident that I've complained to Exact Seek about. I'm sure if their Yahoo theory is true, then would other sites info have been gathered & listed in this way too?
    Last edited by AussieDave; 29 January 2006 at 4:58 am.

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    This thread has already been viewed 13 times and I guess I am the 14th. Please don't think you're being ignored but I must say I have no clue what would result in the above situation.
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    I don't have any idea either.

    But, if you do a search on yahoo for : travel guide wager2win

    out of the top ten returns, 8 refer to you in the description, similarly as does the lookiez site.

    It is bound to be the way exact search farms out supplemental results to pull those small search engines into the yahoo and google data bases. The results for the same search on google return much the same result.

    Hopefully a techie will step in here and can explain this better for all of us. Especially since I do not understand how the .uk ext can affect such things in the search results.
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    Thanks for your help

    Hopefully a techie will post a reply.

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